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Team Trump touts Sessions' 'strong civil rights record'

Putting "Jeff Sessions" and "strong civil rights record" in the same sentence is a problem, but that's what Trump's talking points say.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
It's not unusual for a president's team to provide allies with talking points, especially when dealing with controversial nominees, but as a rule, the talking points should try to be credible. Keep that in mind when reading this Politico report from yesterday.

President-elect Donald Trump's team is advising Senate Republicans to promote Jeff Sessions' deep familiarity with the Justice Department, his "strong civil rights record" and that he is "known for his deep respect and adherence to the rule of law" as senators talk about the his nomination as attorney general. [...]"Even individuals who voted against Sen. Sessions' confirmation 30 years ago ultimately regretted it," the talking points added.